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making news in america this morning, breaking news, the nation's tallest dam on the brink, damaged after too much snow and rain in northern california. a massive evacuation expanding overnight. all those people have no idea when they'll be allowed to return home. president trump back in washington after a weekend in florida and facing a new challenge following a north korean missile test. expect tough questions today as a top aide doubles down on claims of voter fraud. new this morning parents speaking out for the first time about how their day at a party park turned into the worst night their. beyonce stuns as adele dominates at the grammys and the twist, an emotional tribute that caught everyone by surprise. >> sorry.
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>> got to love live tv as it was the case last night at the grammys. we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm eva pilgrim in for diane. we begin with breaking news, the emergency at the oroville dam in northern california. >> so, the main spillway was damaged last week by the heavy rain, the emergency spillway is now also damaged and on the verge of giving way. if that happens, an uncontrolled wave of water could wash away several nearby communities. abc's stephanie ramos tracking the developments. >> reporter: in northern california, a state of emergency as water gushes from the nation's tallest dam. forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. >> we got a few clothing, we got our pets and a few like medical necessities but other than that, we -- it was pretty chaotic. >> reporter: the oroville damn sits north of sacramento and
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holds water back from lake oroville now at record levels and in danger of spilling over into towns after a series of storms and snow. >> we need to give the department of water resources time to thoroughly evaluate the situation so that we can make some decisions as to whether or not it is safe to repopulate the areas. >> reporter: last week chunks of concrete flew off the nearly mile-long main spillway creating a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole. this has never happened before and forced dam managers to hold off on releasing water even as it reaches its lips and officials trying a never before used emergency spillway. >> the efforts to lower the lake level by utilizing the spillway to reduce the water has been effective in now there's no more water going over the emergency spillway.
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that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock. >> you can see that really the full power of the state of california has been made available in support of butte county and surrounding counties during this situation. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news. we will keep an eye on that throughout the day. meanwhile, in southern california, three people had to be rescued after flash flooding turned a road into a raging river. firefighters used their aerial ladders to pull a father and young daughter from a vehicle and a man from another. both drivers trying to cross a road where water was flowing. all three victims were rescued without serious injury. there's also extreme weather on the other side of the country where another major snowstorm is taking aim at the northeast. take a look at the radar. you can see upstate new york and new england on the receiving end of a one-two punch with as much as two more feet of snow overnight along with very strong winds. >> the region got sw
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afternoon and then rain. now the snow is returning. many new england schools are closed today. accuweather's cam tran is tracking the storm. cam. >> good morning, eva and kendis. a travel nightmare across new england thanks to this nor'easter. blizzard-like conditions across northern new england with wind gusts over 50 miles per hour and we're looking at heavy snowfall as well. places like boston, 6 to 12 inches of snowfall. across northern new england, portland to bangor about two feet of snowfall and a separate storm system in the south that will bring rain across the lone star state. back to you, eva and kendis. >> we'll turn our focus to politics and what's kicking off as a very busy week four for the donald trump presidency. >> the president is back at the white house today returning last night aboard air force one after spending the weekend at his mar-a-lago estate in florida. >> he plans to welcome canadian prime minister justin trudeau today for a white house roundtable on women in the
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workforce. it's largely organized by his daughter ivanka trump. they'll reportedly focus on recruiting and retaining women in the workforce. and it comes after a weekend of entertaining another world leader, the japanese prime minister, the two bonding over golf. avoiding delving too deeply into the thorny issues of trade and monetary policy but presented a united front after north korea announced it successfully test launched a ballistic missile into the sea of japan. shinzo abe called it intolerable and president trump pledged support for japan 100%. week four of the donald trump presidency has another white house adviser facing fresh scrutiny. >> talking about stephen miller who repeated claims of voter fraud in new hampshire to abc's george stephanopoulos on "this week" but offered no proof. here's gloria rivera. >> reporter: the trump team doubling down. >> voter fraud is a serious problem in this country. >> reporter: president trump's
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adviser stephen miller telling george stephanopoulos on "this week" that trump narrowly lost in new hampshire due to illegal voters. >> i can tell you this issue of busing voters into new hampshire is widely known by anyone who has worked in new hampshire politics. it's very real, it's very serious. >> you can't -- hold on a second. you just claimed again that there was illegal voting in new hampshire. people bused in from the state of massachusetts. do you have any evidence? >> george, go to new hampshire. >> reporter: a veteran gop operative who worked for senator john mccain firing back at miller on twitter. john weaver tweeting i know new hampshire as well as anyone. no viter fraud. buses easy to track. force them to prove it, they can't. other claims they made before. >> you have millions who are registered in two states who are dead regregistered. >> reporter: members of his familywe
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bannon and daughter tiffany. gloria rivera, abc news, washington. >> president trump's national security adviser is also trying to weather his own crisis this morning. michael flynn may have misled top officials including the vice president. there are reports he had conversations with the russian ambassador about lifting sanctions several weeks before the president took office. the white house says flynn has no plans to resign. as for president trump's travel ban, aides say all options remain on the table including a supreme court appeal that comes as federal agents conducted a series of raids across at least seven states rounding up hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally. immigration officials insist the raids are routine and no different than the targeted arrests under president obama. anger against president trump spilled out into the streets of mexico city. some 20,000 people demanded respect for their country and its migrants in the united states and protested the president's plan for a border wall and
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>> so let's lighten things up. a quick mention about the grammy awards and it was a clean sweep for one adele. >> she won all five awards she was nominated for including album, record and song of the year. adele is now the first artist to sweep the top three grammy categories twice. she also did it five years ago in case you don't remember. we will have much more on the grammys later. >> the performances, the aha moment. >> scandal. >> wardrobe. all right, all of that ahead. but meantime, we move on in setting the stage for a murder trial of a former nfl star when we come back. the case against uber. one man's odd lawsuit following the breakdown of his marriage. how he says uber brought on his divorce. up in smoke, what crews are doing to try to get ahead of a stubborn grass fir
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this boat fire sent a cloud of black smoke into the air over the weekend and then that kaboom. the boat exploding. it happened at a resort area in honduras. no word on any injuries. the faa is looking into whether snow played a role in a plane sliding off a runway just outside of austin. >> the business jet ended up in a grassy area at the bedford, massachusetts airport. the five on board are said to be okay. the pilot aborted takeoff moments before this incident. it was supposed to fly to new jersey. a few hours laettner boston at logan airport it was evacua e evacuated by high levels of carbon monoxide. they were allowed back into the terminal about 30 minutes later. the snowstorm in boston has delayed former new england patriot a
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he is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of a semipro football player. the new trial focuses on the murders of two men after they left a boston nightclub in 2012. jury selection is set to begin tomorrow. verizon wireless is launching a new unlimited data plan today. it starts at $80 a month for one line. it'll cost you $180 for a four-phone plan. the move comes as verizon feels the pressure from lower priced competitors. this is a warning tale. a man in france is suing uber claims the ride hailing app led to his former wife, former, finding out about his affair with another woman. >> it's uber's fault. so, he says he requested a ride using his ex-wife's phone then logged off the app which kept sending notifications to her phone and that revealed his travel history and caused her to get suspicious. they've since divorced and h
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$50 million. >> how about just don't cheat? you know, just saying. putting the obvious out there. when we come back, the woman's hoops team trying to make history on the court tonight. but first that water park tragedy. parents sharing the last words they spoke to their 10-year-old son. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. just ask listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to and up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs so you can feel 100% in life. bring out the bold™. also try listerine® pocketpaks for fresh breath on the go.
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10-year-old killed in that water park accident. they're speaking out about the tragedy. >> caleb schwab died in august. his mother and father talk about the horrifying moment that will stay with them forever. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: the parents of caleb schwab, the 10-year-old killed in a tragic water park accident, speaking out for the first time. last august the schwabs decided to take their four boys including caleb to the schlitterbahn water park. caleb and his 1-year-old brother nathan went straight to the 170-foot scaffold of verruckt which means insane in german. >> before they took off i said brothers stick together and he says, i know, dad. i said look at me, brothers stick together. i know dad, okay. >> reporter: it was the last time they'd see caleb alive. big brother nathan waited for him at the bottom when the unimaginable happened. >> he was screaming. he flew from verruckt. he flew from
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>> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, new york. >> he'll have more on "good morning america" with that interview. a big scare near oklahoma city. dozens evacuated as a grass fire spread out of control and the fire burning 1,000 acres. no injuries reported and residents are now able to be -- go back home. a major milestone on the horizon for the university of connecticut women's basketball team. the 11 time ncaa champs are going for their 100th consecutive win tonight as they host south carolina. number 99 came on saturday against smu. more sports now and you know sundays are big in golf. >> that's right. let's see what the pros were up to with our guys at espn. >> good morning, america. john, john and a special good morning to utica. big fans there. snowing like crazy in the east which makes me want to smell my pro v1s. >> jordan spieth had
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lead, shot 70, two birdies, 16 pars, won by four over kelly craft. his ninth pga tour win. later this is for birdie on 17. one of his two birdies, 100th start as a professional is his ninth pga tour and will play next weekend in los angeles. fourth quarter, knicks up two, derrick rose throws away -- patty mills steels it. look at melo. trade that, huh. spike lee, super fan, pumped. now he's representing his man. he got the jersey on. less than four to go. knicks lead, 90-86. anthony, at the elbow. oh, elbow that connects -- those are the arm muscles or arm bones. 94-90. the knicks are a winner. >> stay warm, stay safe, keep shoveling, northeast. >> practice your grip.
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are the ones who can't wait to get out in it. ♪ "the pulse" and grammy awards edition. the stars brought their "a" game on the music industry's biggest night. >> adele was a big winner while beyonce shined. the 017 grammys had us at -- ♪ hello ♪ it's me >> reporter: adele and beyonce ruling the stage. adele opening the show with "hello." >> hello from the other side. >> reporter: before we won one of the night's big award, song of the year but it was her emotional tribute to g
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literally a showstopper like she stopped the show and restarted it again. ♪ fastlove >> i know. i'm sorry. i can't do it again like last year. i'm sorry for swearing. can we please start it again? i can't mess this up. ♪ ♪ looking for some education >> reporter: the crowd behind her the entire moment, adele later apologizing again. but now to the night's golden goddess all hail beyonce. glittering in a gilded crown while performing "love drought" and "sandcastles." ♪ you cry >> reporter: all of us holding our breaths as a very pregnant beyonce performed this on stage
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stunt. daughter blue ivy, a tux a tribute to prince but a party with major performances about bruno mars. ♪ lucky for you that's what i like ♪ >> reporter: alicia keys ♪ ♪ baby please don't let it go >> reporter: and katy perry. ♪ keep it on repeat >> reporter: chance the rapper winning best new artist and best rap album. the night ending just like it started with adele winning two categories that sound like the same thing. album of the year for "25" and record of year for "hello" beating beyonce for both awards but bowing down to the queen. >> you move my soul every single day and you have done for nearly 17 years, i adore you and i want you to be my mummy. all right? >> saying what we all want and bruno mars was busy. he brought down the house as well with a funky tribute to prince. he rocked a prince-like purple
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much like the purple one. >> it was so good. i mean, his performance, some of the odes to prince. >> you also had the guys from the time who were part of this performance, as well. >> and the deep breathing and rihanna was seen sipping from a bejeweled flask. some online comments she had the right idea given that itsleepine gusts, toppling trees - knocking out power - and even blowing off a roof. and the threat isn't over. a high wind warning in effect right now - and for hours to come. good morning washington. toss to eileen high wind warning in
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majority of the area. gusts to 60 mph. numerous reports of down trees and power-lines. lots of flying debris. driving high profile vehicles in these conditions will be difficult. - windy & chilly today - quiet rest of the week (coolest day thursday) - 60s return for second half of president's day weekend today: gusty winds. mostly sunny, chilly. highs: 42-47 feels: 20s to 30s winds: nw 20-30 g 60 mph tonight: mainly clear and cold. lighter winds. lows: 27-31 winds: nw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly to mostly sunny. milder. highs: 49-53 winds: wsw 5-10 mph we're following breaking news out
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california this morning - a damaged dam in danger of spilling over. late sunday - engineers spotted a hole that was eroding toward the back of the lake oroville dam's spillway. the hole could unleash uncontrolled flood waters onto the towns - below if it fails. 18
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below have been evacuted. we'll have much more on this developing situation coming up in about five minutes. as julie just mentioned - metro's surge 12 is now underway. no blue trains are running. commuters are advised to use a beefed up yellow line, and transfer at l'enfant plaza. no trains are running between rosslyn and pentagon, and as a result the arlington cemetery station is closed. metro is urging impacted riders to telecommute.. or find an alternative mode of transportation. throngs of displaced blue line riders are expected to crowd onto alternate trains. and that will cause overcrowding on the yellow, orange, and silver lines. surge 12 runs through february 28th. right now d-c police are trying to track down a missing teen. 14-year-old "miguel escobar" has been missing since wednesday. he was last seen in the 12-hundred block of holbrook terrace i
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anyone who may have seen him should call d-c police. developing now.. an incident at a weekend party in gaithersburg turning violent.. montgomery county police say on saturday night, about 30 people were turned away from a party-- because they weren't invited. as they walked away, someone in a white car started shooting. two men were shot... with at least one bullet... going through the window of a house nearby. the injuries were not life threatening. a controversy is brewing over what's believed to be a former african-american cemetery in bethesda. community members protested yesterday against a proposal to build a garage on top of a paved driveway. that area behind the westwood towers apartments is believed to be the site of a former african-american cemetery. a trustee of the macedonia baptist church says he's always wondered what happened to the remains that were buried there. he wants the developers to investigate. the county's planning
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will follow all maryland laws that govern burial sites. and it says it intends to commemorate the history of the cemetery. seven on your side with a consumer alert about your cell service. verizon is bringing back it's unlimited data plan starting today. for eighty dollars a month, verizon customers will get unlimited data... up to ten gigabytes of mobile hotspot usage, plus calling and texting to canada and mexico. verizon scrapped it's unlimited data plan six years ago. but other service providers have re-introduced unlimited plans since then. it's xx and we're just getting started. a show stopper - litearally - at the grammy awards. the tributes.. performances and political moments from music's biggest night. and while you

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